John Coleman has been nominated for the Sky Bet Manager of the Month for September.
The Reds went unbeaten in September with two wins and three draws in their five games.
He is up against Charlton’s Lee Bowyer, Portsmouth’s Kenny Jackett and Doncaster’s Grant McCann.
The winners will be announced on Friday 5th October.
Lee Bowyer (Charlton Athletic)
Any hesitancy the Charlton board may have had about giving Bowyer the job on a permanent basis was swept away with a run of four successive wins, 13 points from five unbeaten games and oodles of intricate, flowing football.
John Coleman (Accrington Stanley)
Accrington’s only previous foray into the third tier led to insolvency and banishment to the non-league game. Coleman’s shrewd leadership has them dreaming of upward movement instead after gaining nine points from five unbeaten matches.
Kenny Jackett (Portsmouth)
A second successive nomination for Jackett whose Pompey side didn’t miss a beat under his assured guidance. They gained 11 points from five unbeaten games, including a clinical 2-1 victory at previous leaders Peterborough.
Grant McCann (Doncaster Rovers)
As a player, the Northern Irishman loved space in midfield in which to create. Has employed a 4-3-3 formation to stretch defences and give his players the same freedom. They responded with 13 points and 12 goals from five games.